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Personal blog of Steam Galas & Mainline Steam running from around the North of England. Pictures copyright of Author!!
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LMS Jubilee class 45596 "Bahamas"124 views21/02/2021 LMS Jubilee class 45596 "Bahamas" in the shed yard at Haworth having a boiler/steam test.Feb 21, 2021
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LMS Jubilee class 45596 "Bahamas"16 views21/02/2021 LMS Jubilee class 45596 "Bahamas" in the shed yard at Haworth having a boiler/steam test.Feb 21, 2021
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LMS Jubilee class 45596 "Bahamas"18 views21/02/2021 LMS Jubilee class 45596 "Bahamas" in the shed yard at Haworth having a boiler/steam test.Feb 21, 2021
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LMS Jubilee class 45596 "Bahamas"17 views21/02/2021 LMS Jubilee class 45596 "Bahamas" in the shed yard at Haworth having a boiler/steam test.Feb 21, 2021
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LMS Jubilee class 45596 "Bahamas"17 views21/02/2021 LMS Jubilee class 45596 "Bahamas" in the shed yard at Haworth having a boiler/steam test.Feb 21, 2021
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LMS Hughes "Crab" 2-6-0 - 42732 99 views21/06/1962 - Almost fresh out of Horwich works earlier in the month, LMS Hughes "Crab" 2-6-0 42732 prepares to collect carriage stock from the nearby carriage works for 1T95 to SouthportJan 31, 2021
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LMS Stanier Black 5 - 45377 91 views27/07/1963 -"Return of the Blackpool Belle" - Blackpool LMS Stanier Black 5 - 45377 discharges some its passengers in the late evening at Great Harwood Station with a returning seaside special IP61 before proceeding onto Padiham, Rose Grove, Burnley & Colne.Jan 29, 2021
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LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Black 5 - 4495050 viewsWhit Monday - 18/05/1964 - LMS Stanier Black 5 - 44950 approaches Great Harwood Station past the remains of the carriage sheds on the right heading for Blackburn and the coast on 1Z12 to Southport.Jan 25, 2021
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Class 31 Diesel - D583857 views18/05/1964 - Only picture I have got of a diesel coming through Great Harwood - Class 31, D5838 (A Sheffield loco - Wath) passes into the station heading from the Padiham direction with a special 1X15 detoured around the loop line at Rose Grove, heading for the coast from YorkshireJan 25, 2021
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LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Black 5 4472823 views18/05/1964 - LMS Stanier Black 5 44728 waits to leave Great Harwood station at 11.25 am on 1T58, a holiday special to the Southport.

Some of these trains were quite long and the engine had to pull forward so the end of the train could fit in the station for passengers to board.
Jan 24, 2021
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LMS Stanier class 4 2-6-4 MT Tank - 4248556 viewsNo details of when this was taken but the coach cleaning sheds in the distant right are well intact.
Taken from the Railway crossing Bridge on the station - LMS Stanier class 4 2-6-4 MT Tank - 42485 picking up passengers possibly on one of the last passenger services to Blackburn which finished in 1957.
42485 was a local Darwen engine until 15/04 /1961.
Jan 23, 2021
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LMS Hughes 2-6-0 "Crab" - 4271732 viewsLMS Hughes 2-6-0 "Crab" - 42717 heading from its home base at Rose Grove, captured here running at speed from Great Harwood station having passed Unity Bridge and with Albert street on the right towards Meadow Street Bridge with a fitted van freight on a loop line diversion
b/w photograph G Robinson.
Jan 23, 2021
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30/07/1963 - LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Black 5 - 4526929 views30/07/1963 - LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Black 5 - 45269 returning from Southport with 1T65 at 21.00, coasting passing Deveron Mill & Railway Terrace towards the station in Great Harwood.Jan 22, 2021
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LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Jubilee Class - 45684 "Jutland" 27 views28/07/1964 - LMS Stanier Jubilee 45684 "Jutland" passes under Harwood Rd Bridge at Rishton - note that the nameplate has already been removed and "Ringo" written - sign of the times with the Beatles being the top band of the time.
Borrowed from Derby sheds, It had worked a Bloxwich to Blackpool and then failed. Once repaired it was borrowed to work to Colne after which Rose Grove use it on this special from Colne to Lakeside on the 26th and here from Colne to Morecambe on the 28th.
The engine was withdrawn from service 2 months later and scrapped.
Jan 22, 2021
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LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Black 5 - 45216 18 views30/07/1964 - LMS Stanier Black 5 - 45216 emerges from Harwood Road bridge heading towards Blackburn at Rishton heading for southport.Jan 22, 2021
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LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Black 5- 4494919 views28/07/1964 - LMS Stanier Black 5 - 44949 passes over Tottleworth Brook heading out of Great Harwood towards Blackburn with another sea-side excursion 1Z22, this time to Morecambe,Jan 22, 2021
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